Scientists continue to find fascinating new creatures all around the world, as many species are endangered with extinction.
A few of these discoveries are specially fascinating. Here are 10 of the most weird creatures identified by scientists and lately found.
10. Vampire Flying Frog
This recently discovered creature is an only one of over 1,000 new species recently found in the Mekong area of Vietnam by the World Wildlife Fund WWF. It might look to be a regular frog in the image above, but it carries its name as it’s a set of vampire-like fangs in its mouth when its a tadpole.
It can glide through the forest canopy using its webbed toes and it does not suck blood, although the Vampire Flying Frog can not really fly.
9. Microhyla nepenthicola
This “pea-sized” frog was found in Borneo in 2010. When scientists first seen it in a pitcher plant a kind of carnivorous plant, they initially believed it was an infant. They recognized that the biggest males of the species that was miniature just grow length. to 1/2 inch in Its considered to function as the tiniest frog beyond the Americas.
8. Leaf Deer
Biologist Alan Rabinowitz first found in 1997 the leaf deer. Although this may look its really a mature leaf, like an infant deer. Leaf deer live in Myanmar and are the world’s tiniest beloved. They are about 2.5 feet in height and weigh around 25 lbs. Because local hunters could envelop the deer’s body in a substantial leaf the leaf deer got its name.
7. Crystal Frog
For a long time, scientists were not able to investigate the ecologically abundant jungle of Ecuador and Peru due to some brutal armed struggle. When they did eventually get the chance to learn more about the region in 2009, they uncovered a rich ecosystem bustling with though-to-be discovered species.
One of the creatures that are unusual discovered was the lead crystal frog. The lead crystal frog’s skin was totally see-through, so see-through you might see its heart beating
6. Nasty Salamander
When this small salamander was initially found, it had been understood solely as the salamander that was nasty. Up to now the name has stuck. Is this small man nasty, or is simply reminiscient of a miniature small E.T. You be the judge.
5. Pliosaurus Funkei
Unlike the other discoveries with this list, this giant marine reptile has not been extant for about 150 million years. But when it had been in its prime the Pliosaurus Funkei was a 40 foot long creature using a 6.5 foot long skull that could bite 4 times as tough as the Trex. It was the top predator in the ocean in a time period where the ocean was teaming with creatures.
When scientists in Svalbard, Norway unearthed 2 huge fossilized skeletons of the extinct marine giant the Pliosaurus was found in 2006. At that time, it had been simply called Predator X. According to paleontologist Patrick Druckenmiller, “they’d teeth that would have made a T. rex whimper”.
4. Harp Sponge
This lovely, plantlike creature seems more like a harp or an elegant candelabra than the usual ferocious carnivore. But make no mistake about it, this meat eating sponge found in 2000 feeds by letting weak crustaceans are drawn by the ocean currents in their tentacles.
This carnivorous sponge was named the “Harp Sponge” because it seems a great deal like a harp positioned on its side. It had been found nearly 2 miles below the ocean surface off the shore of Monterey Bay in California, by scientists in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute MBARI.
3. Ice Fish
The Ice Fish, or , is aptly named. They are now living by Antarctica in the icy depths of the Southern Ocean. These fish possess a kind of natural antifreeze flowing through their veins rather than red blood cells.
2. Sea Pigs
Like some cow udders floating about in water, the sea pig looks. While they might seem unknown and foreign to the typical man, they are in fact among the very most typical creatures in the ocean depths encompassing Antarctica.
1. Phallostethus Cuulong
This fish that was recently discovered was uncovered in Vietnam. It tops our list as the unusual creature discovered in recent years thanks one outstanding characteristic it’s a member on its head.
Yes, this unfortunate or fortunate, based on the way you examine it small fish has a dick hanging beneath its chin. To create matters more complex, the member includes a scraggy hook used to catch onto females
The technical name for the member on the male fish’s head is priapium. Along with the scraggy and member hooks, in addition, it places the fish’s anus. The female’s genital opening can be situated in on her head, beneath the throat.